PUBG update 5.2 adds Labs, Spike Traps, and more

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Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds‘ fifth season continues with update 5.2, which is now live on the battle royale’s PC test server. The update brings changes to Vikendi, a new system called ‘PUBG Labs,’ Spike Trap, and much more.

The PUBG 5.2 patch notes unveil a pretty huge range of changes headed to the game, with the Spike Trap first on the list. The trap comes as a strip that you can lay around the map to take out enemy vehicles. The spikes deal some damage to vehicles’ tyres when driven over, though don’t impact their overall health. They spawn at “rates consistent with other throwables across all maps,” and only damage one vehicle before disappearing. You’ll also need to choose where to put them carefully – you can’t pick them back up once placed.

Developer PUBG Corp. says it’s also “done a clean up of Vikendi to make it more appealing to the Long Gun Hunters in our midst.” The map, set in the Adriatic Sea, gets extra vehicles and roads, and the river surrounding Castle has frozen over, so you’ve got more navigation options around the map. Terrain has changed, making it easier for players to take cover, and the studio has even flattened Mount Kreznic a little: “Yes, we shrunk the mountain, but just a bit.”

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